10 things you should never share at work

Your insatiable thirst for tequila, bits of offensive humor, and any invasive medical procedures should be off-limits in your exchanges with colleagues. And that’s just the beginning…

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There are some things we shouldn’t tell anyone at work.

Sharing the wrong things with co-workers can quickly backfire and leave us exposed, vulnerable, or sidelined. Though some banter with colleagues is great, it is important to know where to draw the line.

Always remember that many people love to pass along gossip. What’s more, most people continue to talk and complain about colleagues when they get home or see friends.

So here are my top 10 things I believe you shouldn’t share with anyone at work:

1. Salary or money details. Never talk about money at work, be it details about your salary or how much you have spent on your house, car, or latest gadget. Talking about money can trigger negative feelings such as jealousy and resentment.

2. Intimate details about your love or sex life. you might have the most amazing or most miserable love life there is, but don’t share the detail at work.

3. Whether and how much alcohol you drink. Even if you are nursing the hangover from hell or want to share the excesses of your super party weekend, don’t do it at work. It will always look unprofessional. As for talking about other drugs, don’t even think about it.

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